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Entertainment briefs - June 27

? Battle of the Bands scheduled Wednesday Youth as Resources (YAR) with help from Community Action and United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties, will host "Battle of the Bands" on from 4-10 p.m. Wednesday at the Don Adamson Field in Bra...

■ Battle of the Bands scheduled Wednesday

Youth as Resources (YAR) with help from Community Action and United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties, will host “Battle of the Bands” on from 4-10 p.m. Wednesday at the Don Adamson Field in Brainerd.

Battle of the Bands still has spots for 10 bands and organizers are looking for any musical act, whether a band or a soloist. Entry fee is $50 which entitles the group to a 25 minute set with five minutes of set up time. First through third place bands will receive cash prizes and get the opportunity to play at Vet Fest in August. First place will be featured as the warm-up band for Brainerd’s Fourth of July Celebration and appear on a float in the Brainerd parade.

Tickets for the event will be $5 in advance and will be sold at Coco Moon, Giovanni’s and Bridge of Harmony in Brainerd. Tickets are $8 at the door.

To sign up for a band spot, or to help volunteer at the event, you can contact YAR offices at Community Action at 829-5278, or go to www.brainerdcommunityaction.org or come to the offices located at 213 S. Fifth St., Brainerd.

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All proceeds from the event benefit youth led community service projects in the Brainerd Lakes area.

■ Pequot announces cast
for upcoming production

PEQUOT LAKES - Pequot Lakes Community Theater has announced the cast of “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” that will be performed July 5-7 and July 9-13 at the Central Lakes College Brainerd campus in the Chalberg Theatre.

Four local performers as well as one long-time “summer resident” make up the cast of the summer Pequot Lakes Community Theater musical production. Returning for this sequel to re-visit their roles are; Charlie and Sue Johnson of Brainerd playing Pastor E. L. Gunderson of the East Cornucopia Lutheran Church of the Prairie and the matriarch of the church kitchen - Mrs. Lars (Vivian) Snustad. Kate Davis of Pequot Lakes has returned to reprise her role as Mrs. Elroy (Karin) Engelson. New to the cast, but not necessarily to the stage, is Janice Bear of Lawton, Okla., and a summer resident of the Brainerd area will be performing the role of Mrs. Gilmer (Mavis) Gilmerson. Dana Gjovik of Pillager will be playing the role of Beverly “Signe” Engelson-Hauge.

“Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” is directed and choreographed by Amy Borash, with vocal direction by Lauren Nickisch and stage management by Beth Selinger. Set design is by Tim Leagjeld with assistance from Peter Herzog. Costume design is by Lisa Schumacher. Technical direction is provided by Dan Kuhn and Kevin Jensen from Music General with assistance from Dave Borash.

“Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” was inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller Growing Up Lutheran. Written by Greta Grosch; and music and lyrics by Dennis Curley and Drew Jansen. The play was originally commissioned and produced by the Troupe America, Inc. at the Plymouth Playhouse, Minneapolis, under the direction of Curt Wollan with an opening night, March 14, 2008.

Tickets can be purchased at the door starting one hour before show time or in advance by calling 218-568-9200. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60 and over) and $8 for youth (18 and under).

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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■ Blue Moon in the park

Blue Moon will perform at 7 p.m., Thursday, at Gregory Park in north Brainerd as part of the Concerts in the Park summer series.

Blue Moon is a local quartet consisting of Jim Olsen on guitar, Greg Breen on bass, Nick Schwen on drums and Mike Sommerness on saxophone. The quartet is an instrumental group that plays a mix of jazz and popular music with an emphasis on swinging rhythms, memorable melodies and American music. Enjoy jazz hits from the 40s and 50s, Latin jazz rhythms and popular music such as TV and music themes.The four musicians have a combined wealth of experience playing in local venues in the Brainerd lakes area as solo artists and in other groups.

The Concerts in the Park is a collaboration between The Center and Brainerd Parks and Recreation to provide free community concerts to the public.

People can bring their lawn chair, blanket and enjoy the music. If a concert is moved indoors because of weather it will be held at The Center in Brainerd. Signs will be posted on the bandstand and it will be announced on WJJY radio.

Funding for the concerts has been provided by community donations and through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

■ Pequot announces cast
for upcoming production

PEQUOT LAKES - Pequot Lakes Community Theater has announced the cast of “Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” that will be performed July 5-7 and July 9-13 at the Central Lakes College Brainerd campus in the Chalberg Theatre.

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Four local performers as well as one long-time “summer resident” make up the cast of the summer Pequot Lakes Community Theater musical production. Returning for this sequel to re-visit their roles are; Charlie and Sue Johnson of Brainerd playing Pastor E. L. Gunderson of the East Cornucopia Lutheran Church of the Prairie and the matriarch of the church kitchen - Mrs. Lars (Vivian) Snustad. Kate Davis of Pequot Lakes has returned to reprise her role as Mrs. Elroy (Karin) Engelson. New to the cast, but not necessarily to the stage, is Janice Bear of Lawton, Okla., and a summer resident of the Brainerd area will be performing the role of Mrs. Gilmer (Mavis) Gilmerson. Dana Gjovik of Pillager will be playing the role of Beverly “Signe” Engelson-Hauge.

“Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” is directed and choreographed by Amy Borash, with vocal direction by Lauren Nickisch and stage management by Beth Selinger. Set design is by Tim Leagjeld with assistance from Peter Herzog. Costume design is by Lisa Schumacher. Technical direction is provided by Dan Kuhn and Kevin Jensen from Music General with assistance from Dave Borash.

“Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” was inspired by the books of Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann Nelson, including the best seller Growing Up Lutheran. Written by Greta Grosch; and music and lyrics by Dennis Curley and Drew Jansen. The play was originally commissioned and produced by the Troupe America, Inc. at the Plymouth Playhouse, Minneapolis, under the direction of Curt Wollan with an opening night, March 14, 2008.

Tickets can be purchased at the door starting one hour before show time or in advance by calling 218-568-9200. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60 and over) and $8 for youth (18 and under).

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

■ Music in Crosby park

CROSBY - The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce announces its second Music in the Park series of 2013, with a concert by the Minnesota Legacy Chorale scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, in Crosby Memorial Park.

The Minnesota Legacy Chorale, directed by Sara Aamodt will be on hand for family entertainment and perform songs such as familiar Broadway tunes, rousing patriotic songs to prepare everyone for the Fourth of July and songs from Celtic origins.

Bring a folding chair or blanket and enjoy the event.

The Minnesota Legacy Chorale is being sponsored by the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber and Unlimited Learning.

The Miss C-I Scholarship Pageant royalty and contestants will be selling tattoos, tickets to the spaghetti dinner on July 13, tickets to the pageant on Aug. 15 and Heritage Days cookbooks.

■ Variety show scheduled in Hackensack

HACKENSACK - A variety show entitled “The Happy Hour … And a Half,” will be performed at 7 p.m., July 13 and 15 and at 3 p.m., July 14, in the Hackensack Community Building in Downtown Hackensack.

The variety show, sponsored by the Hackensack Northwoods Arts Council, will include new skits, commercials and musical acts.

Tickets are $5 and sold at Loons Unlimited, Southside, Sun and Fun Shop and Swanson’s Bait Shop in Hackensack. Tickets will also be sold at the door before the performances. For more information call 218-675-6181.

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